Fiction - The Big Other

A level of innovation beyond mere nostalgia
Fiction - The Big Other

Sometimes you’ve got to look back to move forward. At least, that’s what the debut album from London art-rock quintet Fiction implies. Channeling the 1980’s intellectual approach to crafting pop songs honed by the likes of Talking Heads, ‘The Big Other’ is ten tracks of colourful hooks, jazzy key arrangements and harmonised choruses. And despite a disappointing and fatigue inducing third act, standout tracks such as ‘Careful’, ‘Big Things’ and ‘Step Ahead’ reveal a level of innovation beyond mere nostalgia.  

7/10

Words by PETER ADKINS

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